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Cervélo’s Canary Islands training camp underway

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Weltz expects Farrar to challenge Cavendish in 2010

Mark Cavendish’s spectacular strike rate in bunch gallops shows that he is the number one sprinter in the world, but Garmin-Transitions’ directeur sportif Johnny Weltz believes that Tyler Farrar will be able to mount a strong challenge to Cavendish’s dominance in 2010. Farrar took his first-ever Grand Tour victory in September when he won stage […]

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 The Italian Olympic Committee's (CONI) anti-doping prosecutor has recommended a three-year ban for Danilo Di Luca, who tested positive for the EPO variant CERA in two separate controls at this year's Giro d'Italia. The CONI announced today that it has tacked on an additional 12 months to the standard two-year ban in its recommendation "for aggravating circumstances" under the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code article 10.6. The rule, introduced this year, allows for additional punishment ...

Di Luca facing three-year ban for doping

The Italian Olympic Committee’s (CONI) anti-doping prosecutor has recommended a three-year ban for Danilo Di Luca, who tested positive for the EPO variant CERA in two separate controls at this year’s Giro d’Italia. The CONI announced today that it has tacked on an additional 12 months to the standard two-year ban in its recommendation “for […]

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 Saxo Bank recruit and ProTour neo-pro Richie Porte returned to his European base in Italy on Sunday after a fortnight of introduction to his new teammates at the squad's pre-season survival camp. Saxo Bank's annual team-building exercise on Fuerteventura, Canary Islands has become one of the team's trademarks, as the riders, managers and support staff come together sans-bikes in the lead-up to the new season. Porte told Cyclingnews on Sunday that although this year's camp had differed to those of ...

Porte survives his first Saxo Bank training camp

Saxo Bank recruit and ProTour neo-pro Richie Porte returned to his European base in Italy on Sunday after a fortnight of introduction to his new teammates at the squad’s pre-season survival camp. Saxo Bank’s annual team-building exercise on Fuerteventura, Canary Islands has become one of the team’s trademarks, as the riders, managers and support staff […]

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 Italy's Vincenzo Nibali dismissed rumours that he will transfer to Omega Pharma-Lotto or Team Sky for 2010. He will finish the last year of his contract with Liquigas-Doimo, as he aims to improve on his seventh place finish at the 2009 Tour de France. "I had an offer from Sky, but I already have a contract with Liquigas and I want to respect it," said Nibali. Liquigas-Doimo has four riders for the general classification in Grand Tours: Ivan Basso, Franco Pellizotti, Roman Kreuziger and ...

Nibali dismisses Omega Pharma-Lotto, Sky transfer rumours

Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali dismissed rumours that he will transfer to Omega Pharma-Lotto or Team Sky for 2010. He will finish the last year of his contract with Liquigas-Doimo, as he aims to improve on his seventh place finish at the 2009 Tour de France. “I had an offer from Sky, but I already have a […]

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 Focus bikes will be represented in the peloton next year by two new teams, the German Continental Team NetApp and the US-based Jelly Belly team. The German bike manufacturer already supplies the ProTour Team Milram, and the Continental Team Van Vliet has extended its agreement with the supplier. In mountain biking, Focus provides bikes to the Team M.I.G. (Made in Germany) as well as the Italian amateur team Focus Italia. "Focus has its origins in cyclo-cross, and we plan to help our riders ...

NetApp and Jelly Belly will ride Focus bikes in 2010

Focus bikes will be represented in the peloton next year by two new teams, the German Continental Team NetApp and the US-based Jelly Belly team. The German bike manufacturer already supplies the ProTour Team Milram, and the Continental Team Van Vliet has extended its agreement with the supplier. In mountain biking, Focus provides bikes to […]

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Keisse signs with Quick Step

Iljo Keisse will race for Team Quick Step in 2010, both on the track and the road. He reached an agreement with the Belgian ProTour team Saturday for the coming year, with an option for 2011. Keisse, 27, will continue to focus on track riding up until the UCI

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 The 2010 Bayern Rundfahrt won't be as flat as usual, but it will not be a mountain tour. “At our race the riders make the race hard, not the riders,” said race organiser Ewald Strohmeier as he announced the course for the race next May. The race, May 26 to 30, is often used as preparation for the Tour de France by those riders not participating in the Giro d'Italia. Known as a flat race, it has been won by Germans nine of the last ten years. This year's race was won by Milram's Linus ...

Bayern Rundfahrt features more climbs in 2010

The 2010 Bayern Rundfahrt won’t be as flat as usual, but it will not be a mountain tour. “At our race the riders make the race hard, not the riders,” said race organiser Ewald Strohmeier as he announced the course for the race next May. The race, May 26 to 30, is often used as […]

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 Team Saxo Bank is going through its last survival camp organised by B.S. Christiansen. He announced that after 10 years he is ending his work with the team. “I've been with Team Saxo Bank for 10 years and have been incredibly happy and incredibly proud to build the team up from scratch,” he told the Danish broadcaster TV 2 Spor t. “We have won the Tour de France and many other great victories, but now it is time that the guys must fend for themselves.” Christiansen, 57, is ...

Christiansen leaving Saxo Bank after 10 years

Team Saxo Bank is going through its last survival camp organised by B.S. Christiansen. He announced that after 10 years he is ending his work with the team. “I’ve been with Team Saxo Bank for 10 years and have been incredibly happy and incredibly proud to build the team up from scratch,” he told the […]

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 It's that time of year again...the 2009 Cyclingnews reader poll is now online. Each year, we give you the chance to select the riders, teams, races, moments, equipment and photos that have really stood out from the pack in the last 12 months. To keep things simple, we'll be asking you to vote from a fixed selection in each category, so the survey should take you less than five minutes to complete. As an incentive, we'll be giving away an Argon18 Krypton bike - courtesy of those lovely people at ...

Now online: The 2009 Cyclingnews reader poll

It’s that time of year again…the 2009 Cyclingnews reader poll is now online. Each year, we give you the chance to select the riders, teams, races, moments, equipment and photos that have really stood out from the pack in the last 12 months. To keep things simple, we’ll be asking you to vote from a […]

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